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“Costa Rica Love is super!” 5 of 5 stars
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Costa Rica Love Hostel
Santo Domingo Polideportivo 150 Meters East, San Jose, Costa Rica   |  
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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“Costa Rica Love is super!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The owners are very friendly and speak English. The rooms are clean and the common area is very cosy, feels like your sitting in someones living room instead of a hostel :) You can book a private tour to the Arenal volcano, the owner will take you. Very nice, be sure not to miss it! You will see and swim in the best waterfalls you've ever seen and after you can go in the hot springs. You will also learn about the plants and the birds, you can really tell the owner loves Costa Rica. That's probably why his Hostel is named Costa Rica Love ;)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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costaricalove2, Gerente at Costa Rica Love Hostel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
wow you got in the point of the creation of the name COSTA RICA LOVE good!! and better when people apreciate!! we really have fun and learn together
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Pros: This is a fantastic place to stay, as it's very clean, has a great (read: cheap) shuttle system to and from the airport, and has great facilities (full kitchen, internet, free coffee and tea). Also, free pancakes in the morning!!! Grocery store really close by, and a delicious Chinese place within walking distance.

Cons: if you have a back problem, the beds might make it worse, as the bed in the private room was really saggy and made my boyfriend's back hurt. ALso, there was only one bathroom in the entire hostel that I could see (I stayed in a private room). Maybe the dorm rooms had their own bathroom?

Room Tip: Private room has a saggy bed that made my boyfriend's back hurt :(
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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costaricalove2, Gerente at Costa Rica Love Hostel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
we have 2 bathrooms for the share rooms with hot shower and toilet
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Duncanville, Texas, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

In all respects but one, this place is friendly and an excellent value. There was a misunderstanding about breakfast being 'free' and charges were added to my account. Nice people there and a great value.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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costaricalove2, Gerente at Costa Rica Love Hostel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
free breakfast = 2 panckes per preson +coffe + tee
tipical breakfast = $4
american breakfast = $3

we charge you becouse you request a tipical breakfast

tahnks for the review too !
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Moncton, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I stayed at Costa Rica Love Hostel for one night when I arrived in San jose. Nice little house with small rooms, great for an overnight stay. Free shuttle from the airport and back, very friendly staff.They served us a drink when we arrived and free breakfast in the morning. Great place to stay if you're on a budget! The owner even drove us to the bus station the next morning for free :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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costaricalove2, Gerente at Costa Rica Love Hostel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
thanks for the review
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

A very convenient hostel in a familiar atmosphere and located in one of the safest places of Costa Rica, near to transportation, restaurants, supermarkets, airport, commerce and shopping. Meylinge & Manfred, the owners, are very polite and lovely. It doesn't exist anything perfect and CR Love is not the exception, but being the most inexpensive hostel in the country makes it hot an very attractive. It really worth the little money we paid. Keep it up your good job & the prices down while you correct the little problems! I Dream an Almost Perfect Hostel!

Room Tip: The private rooms are very good, and we can help to keep the prices down by not wasting electricity...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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costaricalove2, Gerente at Costa Rica Love Hostel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
really thank you and we will do it
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Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I enjoyed the stay in the Costa Rica Love Hostel. It is a small but cosy hostel in a familiar style, inside a normal house in San Jose. I think its the cheapest alternative in San Jose. Its not in the center, but there's a bus to the center just around the corner.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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costaricalove2, Gerente at Costa Rica Love Hostel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
bus just 10 min to the comercial area...but here you better enjoy ur rivers aand bikes activities
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san diego
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Unfortunately the place was not very clean. The mattress was on the floor and there were roaches. The staff was very pleasant. The area is nice and close to bus stop. There was a basic free breakfast which we did nit partake of so I cannot comment on the quality. Would not return or recommend to any of my friends.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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costaricalovehostel, Gerente at Costa Rica Love Hostel, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
was a pleasure to help you giving the best rates and service...
we hope that you do not need to come to us again... we were verry funcional for you but some pople like you do not apreciate as we can read .
the extra bed is a rolling bed that you reques to be all together in the same room,
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Address: Santo Domingo Polideportivo 150 Meters East, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 58 Specialty Lodging in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
costa rica love is the best option for backpackers in costa rica, cheap rates, clean rooms, breakfast ,coffe , tee, wi-fi connection free , big tv, terrace and special rates for tours.take your time and visit us...safe money, enjoy the safest area of costa rica, full of nature,rivers, the rain forest just 20min or tucan rescues sloths, coffe tous and many morewe have share dorms, privates rooms with share and privates bathroomsdicouver why people always come back 2,3,4 and many more times ;) ... more   less 
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